Wastewater Process Engineer/Project Manager

Sales · Duncan, South Carolina
Department Sales
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Letter from Operators Unlimited President, Ben Fields:


Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where what you say and do matters and influences the direction of the business? Do you want to help bring a refreshing approach to wastewater treatment, and help revolutionize the way people think about the industry? If so, Operators Unlimited may be the right place for you.


We are looking for our next team member to join in helping us with our mission of Transformation. Our current need is a Wastewater Engineer/Project Manager who can help direct our wastewater and project efforts.


The primary Responsibility of this role includes designing, developing and implementing wastewater Design/Build projects to solve customer wastewater challenges, as well as:

  • Ensure we respond to customers and potential customers with Agility
  • Grow our customer base by helping transform the way they process wastewater
  • Respond to customers and teammates with an attitude of Thankfulness
  • Implement new and emerging technology in our industry to our business model
  • Focus on improvements and Growth in every aspect of your position and the business


Are you an A-Player who can answer “yes” to the following?

  • Do you take pride in owning projects, initiatives and outcomes?
  • Do you have a growth mindset?
  • Are you a change-maker? Do you thrive in cultures rooted in trust, constructive and open communication, and teamwork?
  • Are you someone who constantly seeks ways to improve your environment, processes, and the experiences of other people?


We have a purpose for what we do – our mission is Transformation. We empower instead of micromanage. We strive for personal and professional growth every day. We see mistakes as golden opportunities to improve. We encourage healthy conflict and understand it is vital to make change happen. We believe that we can accomplish more as a team than we can individually, and that is powerful.


We look forward to hearing your story—thank you for your interest in the position of Wastewater Engineer/Project Manager.


Ben Fields

President, Operators Unlimited


About Operators Unlimited

Operators Unlimited was formed in 2001 to offer unsurpassed service to the water and wastewater industry. Located in Upstate South Carolina, Operators Unlimited has worked hard over the years to build a reputation of excellence in the wastewater community. Why?...because we believe in our mission.

Our Purpose

Operators Unlimited exists to glorify God by helping people have a better day.


Our Mission is Transformation

At Operators Unlimited, we clean dirty water with a refreshing approach to wastewater treatment. 

Transformation is why customers need us, people want to work for us, and the community continues to welcome us. By helping companies remove contaminants from water, we protect the lives of others and preserve our shared environment. 

Whether we are purifying water through our products, providing exceptional customer service with our operators, or encouraging the professional development of our team and industry, we strive to transform the environment through the lives we touch.

We are determined to revolutionize the way people think about wastewater treatment. Through our actions, we seek to elevate the impersonal into relational, the replaceable into remarkable, and the transactional into transformative. 


Our Core Values

Act with Agility

Agility is our superpower: we fearlessly embrace challenges and strive for efficiency without ever sacrificing quality. We push ourselves to exceed the expectations of our customers and to think quickly on our feet. Flexibility is the key to our shared success.


Own your Responsibility
Integrity benefits everyone. Make a mistake? Take ownership and work towards a solution. Foresee a problem? Lean on the team. We trust our people to do the right thing, and value accountability. Above all else, we say what we mean, and do what we say.


Pursue Growth
Growth is more than a goal – it’s a mindset. Whether we are striving to grow professionally or to cultivate our relationships, education, and interests, we know that continual learning and improvement is key to a fulfilled life.

Live with Thankfulness

Gratitude is the fuel that keeps us going each day. Our team thrives when we approach our work with humility—and a mindset to serve others before ourselves. After all, we are here because others put us first. And for that, we are thankful.

Learn more

Are you ready to take part in our mission? Read more about what it takes to be part of our team!


At Operators Unlimited, we equally weigh a person’s potential values and current strengths with their direct experience, track record of success and ability to meet job requirements.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field is preferred
  • Licensed or certified as required
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in the wastewater industry
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in project management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, computer-aided design (CAD), and project management software.
  • Thorough understanding of applicable government environmental and safety regulations.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Must be able to position self to analyze and review equipment by stooping, bending, and kneeling.
  • Must be able to occasionally ascend/descend ladders and steps to service a plant
  • Must be able to move through large facilities
  • Must be able to work in environmental settings


Our ideal Wastewater Engineer/Project Manager candidate will have the following capabilities and skills:

*No Team Member Supervisory Responsibilities

What you OWN (Responsible For)

  • Designing, planning, and implementing all design/build projects
  • Responsible for the management of projects, development of scopes and budgets, conducting engineering studies and preparing technical reports for customer projects.
  • Keeping the company technically relevant
  • Providing on-time and on-budget projects


What you need to Succeed (Core Competencies)

  • Be Action Oriented: Enjoy working hard; be full of energy for the things you see as challenging, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seize more opportunities than others.
  • Have Function/Technical Skills with Detail: Have the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Be thorough in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small and the ability to see and pay attention to details; the ability to recognize the components parts of a procedure or object, and to verify the correctness or error in an individual part of procedures.
  • Be Customer Focused: Be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; listen intently, get first-hand customer information, and use it for improvements in products and services; act with customers in mind; establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and respect.
  • Possess Timely Decision Quality: Make good timely decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment which leads to most of your solutions and suggestions being correct and accurate when judged over time; be sought out by others for creative advice and solutions.
  • Plan Accurately: Accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; set objectives and goals; develop schedules and task/people assignments; anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks; measure performance against goals; evaluate results.
  • Engaging Others: Be good at establishing clear directions; set stretching objectives; distribute the workload appropriately; lay out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintain two-way dialogue with others on work and results; bring out the best in people; be a clear communicator.
  • Provide Communication: Provide the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provide individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; be timely with information.


What WINNING looks like (Reviewed On)

  • Living out Core values and Core competencies
  • Delivering projects on-time and on-budget
  • Implementing new technology and using it to transform us and our customers
  • Achieving quarterly goals and weekly commitments


Additional Information:

  • Operators Unlimited reserves the right to pursue growth by adding additional responsibilities to any OU job position when needed.
  • Hiring is finalized after a successful completion of a background and drug screening



Ready to get started? Let’s go!


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